Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Carnivals In Town - A Noble Life


Smile For The Camera
10 April 2009

The word prompt for the 12th Edition of Smile For The Camera was A Noble Life. I found it very interesting how each submission interpreted the word prompt. One thing is certain, the love and care that each of you lavished on your "Noble Life" was amazing. Every life profiled was worthy of those who came before and those who followed after. A Life filled with small but courageous acts; filled with love and honor. A simple life, an ordinary life, A Noble Life.

Let's open the cover of this edition of Smile For The Camera's album of images.

Sheri Fenley introduces us to a photograph of 40 acres that was George Wesley Harris and his kingdom in A Noble Life In Southeast Kansas posted at The Educated Genealogist.

Paula Hawk shows us there is nothing more noble than a life spent farming the land in Smile for the Camera ~ A Noble Life posted at Corel Cousins.

My Great Aunt Julie was a fan of Wheel of Fortune, Indian Motorcycles, playing slot machines, and driving fast. She was larger than life Melody Lassalle tells at The Research Journal. Larger and noble.

Mary Beaulieu's ticket to the carnival is Happy Birthday, Grandma! posted at AncestorTracking." This was written in honor of my grandmother's birthday. I can't think of a more noble life." A beautiful photograph Mary, and after reading your post I would agree, A Noble Life.

A lovely old photograph is Ruth Stephens' submission to Smile For The Camera! posted at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy. Ruth describes the man in the photograph as one who spent his life working to improve the lives of other. Truly A Noble Life.

Terri Kallio of The Ties That Bind says, "Although there are many people in my family that I feel have lead a Noble Life I think my Uncle - F/O Willis F. Evers exemplifies a Noble Life. He gave his life fighting during WWII at the young age of 23. I hope you will take time to also read my series for The Carnival of Genealogy- Uncle Uncle - it is a 10 part series titled 'Going Home - The Unexpected' - I share some of his letters and photographs and tell of our going home to be with him in 1989." Teri's series can be found here. And we are treated to another one of Terri's works of art.

Linda Hughes Hiser tells us, "Friends said my great grandfather was possessed of a kindly, quiet disposition that made friends of all with whom he came in contact," in Smile for the Camera--George Ethelbert VanGilder posted at Flipside. And she shows us a wonderful photograph of this man.

"One of my cousins, Rev. T. Neil Libby, was an Anglican minister in Windsor, Ontario and founder of the St. Leonard's Society in Canada," says Earline Bradt in Smile for the Camera #12 - Noble Life - Rev. Neil Libby posted at Ancestral Notes. An extremely interesting historical photograph and an excellent post!

Donna Brown presents Smile for the Camera - A Noble Life posted at DonnaB's Weblog. Donna shows us the photograph of a country pastor who served his community, his family and his church all his life. The church was a calling for Rev. J. Frank Willis and a noble life.

I love Becky Wiseman's photograph found in her post kinexxions: A Noble Life :: A Farmer's Wife. How did women farm dressed like this? One of the most noble lives had to be that of a farmer's wife. Visit kinexxions for this terrific photograph.

Greta Koehl introduces us to her photograph by saying, "One of the things about family research that surprised and delighted me was how compelling the stories of ordinary but strong and decent people like Clarence and Ethel Brinlee can be." Yes, Greta, some of the most compelling. A Noble Life: Clarence Edward Brinlee and Ethel Lena Bennett posted at Greta's Genealogy Bog.

Amy Crooks interpretation of the word prompt A Noble Life posted at Untangled Family Roots is brilliant and spot on. "This isn't so much about a noble ancestor, but more about living in the here and now and remembering those that we are still blessed to have around us. Preserving their memories for history and those to come after us. My current family is no more or no less noble then our ancestors."

Elizabeth O'Neal rides the rails in search of A Noble Life in On the Railroad posted at Little Bytes of Life. This very interesting historical photograph features unknown family or friends who worked for the railroad and Elizabeth's insights into working on the railroad.

Janet Iles has chosen to feature her paternal grandfather as an example of a A Noble Life - William G Iles at Janet the researcher. The photograph is of a handsome young man in uniform who was the epitome of someone who led a simple life, but one that impacted many other lives.

Holly Spencer tells us that memories of others have given her a mental picture of the life of the beautiful young woman in the photograph at A Noble Life: Melissa Jane Lillie Raeburn posted at Raeburn Family Odyssey. "I am there, and I have gotten to know her....I love my great grandmother."

A photograph of Randy Seaver's grandfather Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) posted at Genea-Musings is his ticket to Smile. Randy says of his grandfather, "Family. It was always about family. Parents, wife, daughter, grandsons. In everything I've heard and read about, and by, my grandfather, his fierce love and steadfast dedication was to his family." A Noble Life indeed!

Henry & Henrietta Payne - A "Noble" Life comes to us from Brett Payne of The Photo-Sleuth Blog. This is an absolutely brilliant post! The work that went into this submission is staggering. I loved it! Here is Brett's description "Henry and Henrietta Payne lived through a period of remarkable change in England, the Victorian era. They were born at the start of Queen Victoria's reign and were both gone within a decade or so of her death. However, the changes in their own lives wrought through sheer hard work were perhaps even more spectacular. They struggled from being inmates of the workhouse to respected and relatively affluent citizens of the town of Derby within five decades, giving to their children a far superior start in life to that which had been given them - 'noble' lives indeed."

Jessica Oswalt, our Queen of the unknown photograph, displays another photograph from her great-aunt's photo album. This time we see An Unknown World War Two Soldier at Jessica's Genejournal. The young men and women who served their country in World War II were without question living A Noble Life.

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault takes us through the life of a man that struggled throughout the depression years to raise his 11 children by his first wife and 10 more by his second, The Noble Life posted at A Canadian Family. We can only imagine the sacrifices made by this man in raising his family.

foonoteMaven closes the album cover on this edition of Smile For The Camera with Today I Understand - I Wish I had Then posted at footnoteMaven. A small scarifice, A Noble Life. As always my family is here to Smile For The Camera.

Now The Call For Submissions!


Smile For The Camera
10 May 2009

The word prompt for the 13th Edition of Smile For The Camera is All Creatures Great And Small. Show us a photograph of the family pet. The pet that made it into every family snapshot. That pampered pet your ancestors took to the photographic studio to immortalize in an expensive photograph. The best friend who was there for your ups and downs. Bring them to the carnival and share with us how they were loved through the ages. Admission is free with every photograph!

Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!

Deadline for submission is midnight (PT)
10 May 2009

Posted - 15 May 2009


There are two options:

1. Send an email to the host, footnoteMaven. Include the title and permalink URL of the post you are submitting, your name, and the name of your blog. Put 'Smile For The Camera' clearly in the title of your email!

2. Use the handy submission form provided by Blog Carnival, or select the Bumper Sticker in the upper right hand corner.

See you at the Carnival!


Blogger Brett Payne said...

Thank you, footnoteMaven, for giving us another absorbing Carnival. I too was looking forward to reading the various interpretations of your "Noble" word prompt, and I certainly wasn't disappointed in this one.

April 17, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

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